The Ellery Mountain Series
- The Fireman and the Cop (book 1)
- The Teacher and the Soldier (book 2)
- The Carpenter and the Actor (book 3) – click here for review
- The Doctor and the Bad Boy (book 4) – click here for review
- The Paramedic and the Writer (book 5) – in this review
- The Barman and the SEAL (book 6 – expected 27 September 2013)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paramedic Jamie Llewelyn rescues accused murderer John Doe from a crash and his life will never be the same again.
Paramedic Jamie Llewelyn moves to Ellery to start a new life away from the City. Attached to the hospital and working for his friend Liam Wolfe he’s happy—even if he has to keep coming up with excuses to miss the Friday meet ups. He had peace and he could finally make a difference in a community that needed him.
When he and Max rescue John Doe from a crashed car balanced on the edge of a ravine Jamie didn’t know but his life would never be the same again. John opens his startlingly violet eyes and suddenly Jamie is falling hard. If only John didn’t have a gun and could remember why he’d shot the passenger in the car. Then maybe passion could change into something else. Love.
So what did I think?
I probably said this when I reviewed the last book in the series but there is something about the Ellery Mountain series that really appeals to me. I think it’s because all the guys in Ellery seem like friends now and it is nice to pay a visit and see what is going on!
In this story, Jamie (the paramedic) rescues Ian (the writer) from a car wreck. Jamie likes to spend time with his patients, sitting with people at the hospital and Ian is no exception. Ian’s identity is unknown and he is a “John Doe” until his memory returns.
It is interesting to watch their relationship develop – Ian doesn’t have his memory, his situation in the car is mysterious, Ian misunderstand’s Jamie’s relationship with Ian’s sister but the attraction between the two of them grows. I initially had some doubts about Ian focusing on his rescuer and perhaps misguided emotions being involved but the author raises this so it’s pretty easy to overlook.
I think my favourite scene is the one where Ian is telling Jamie a story about being hit upon by a politian in a bar “Of course all he saw in me was this guy in tight leather pants and no shirt willing to go down on his knees for some action. All I saw was the headline for my next article.” Not how I’d pictured Ian (leather and shirtless) but it gave Jamie a big hint that he was gay!
The early part of the book contains the mystery of what happened to Ian, the second half focuses on the relationship, particularly Jamie’s fear that he will lose Ian if the journalist heads back to a war zone to find the next great news story. Jamie’s been hurt in the past with the loss of loved one and doesn’t want to put his heart on the line.
Another great addition to the series!
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